Settlement - 1781 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I David Mylroie of the Close Moar in the parish of KK Lonan, by and with the joint consent of Margaret Mylroie, my wife, for the love and affection that we have and do bear towards our dutiful son David Mylroie of the aforesaid parish

Have given, granted, estated and settled and by these presents we do give, grant, estate and forever settle upon him our said son the one half of our estate of Close Moar which is Intack, together with the one half of the Intacks we have purchased thereto together with half the houses thereon erected as also half the crop of corn and hay and half the husbandry gears, to be possessed by him at the expiration of four years after the date hereof and the other half of the aforesaid premises, save only the crop of corn and hay, at the decease of the longer liver of either of us, we give him half the ... we have at present, the premises aforesaid situated in the parish aforesaid and the same bearing two shillings and threepence halfpenny Chief Rent

To have and to hold unto him our son the aforementioned premises to stand, run and go? in the nature of inheritance with all the appertenances and privileges thereunto belonging and pertaining, he our said son David Mylroie paying his proportion of the yearly rent when it becomes due with all other dues, duties, suits and services at the times and seasons usually and accustomed to be paid

And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the conditions, covenants and agreements herein contained, we the said David Mylroie and Margaret Mylroie my wife and David Mylroie our son do hereby firmly bind ourselves, our executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of two hundred pounds to be levied and paid according to law and practice within this Isle

As witness our names and marks this 15th of February 1781. David Mylroie my mark X, Margaret Mylroie my mark X, David Mylroie my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us witnesses hereto John Kissack, James Killey my mark X

Douglas district } High Bailiff’s Court 4th December 1784 This day personally appeared the said David Mylroie snr and Margaret his wife and Davide Mylroie jnr, the several parties to the beforewritten Deed of Settlement and acknowledged the same to be their proper act and deed. Before me William Quayle

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas for the parishes of Maughold, Lonan and Conchan the 30th day of May 1785 The beforewritten Deed of Settlement being acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Douglas and now openly published in Court and no objections offered against it the same is therefore allowed of for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court. Robert Heywood

[Ref: N/SSS May 1785 #58]


  1. ALL COLBY - Close Moar
  2. David snr was the younger son of Richard Meylroy & Isabell Moore, and baptised in 1727
  3. It seems from his 1755 Articles of Marriage that David took no land or possessions to his marriage to Margaret Killey, although the Killey family contributed (inter alia) a parcel of Close Moar intak to the marriage. David & Margaret had also purchased other lands in 1766
  4. This Settlement transmitted the family estate from David snr to David jnr
  5. David snr & Margaret were married 4th November 1755. They had at least four children: Daniel ??? [b1756], Margaret [b1759], David jnr [b1762-1840] & James [b1764] Margaret & James were mentioned in the will of David snr in 1796. A Daniel Mylroie, son of David, died 1771 so presumably is the child born in 1756
  6. David snr died 1796 and Margarett MYLREOIE als KELLY was buried 26th December 1799
  7. David jnr married Catherine Quayle 1789. They had nine children of whom six survived to adulthood
  8. The estate was settled on their oldest son James, and it was passed first to James's son Thomas, then to Thomas's son Joseph
  9. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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